Beside Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Mobile also announced another budget friendly Android smartphone on Xperia line up, the Sony Xperia Tipo and Sony Xperia Tipo Dual Smartphone. Basically, both of them has similar configurations and features, but the Sony Xperia Tipo Dual offer Dual Sim Card with a special button on the side to switch the currently active SIM.
Like the Miro, Both of Sony Xperia Tipo comes with lowe end configurations. It will be powered by 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ MSM7225AA single core processor for the heart of the device that paired with 512 MB of RAM, 2.9 GB of internal storage (up to 2.5 GB user-accessible memory and expandable via microSD card slot up to 32GB extra memory space) and working on latest Google Android 4.0 also known as Google Ice Cream Sandwich provids enough powr for standart smarphone features, such as browsing the web, download videos, upload to social network sites or downloading apps.
Unlike the common smartphone, this device only has rear camera on the back with 3.2 megapixel camera with support 4x digital zoom, LED Flash, Touch capture, Geotagging and Video recording. It sports 3.2 inch Capacitive display with multi touch support, Proximity sensor, scratch-resistant mineral glass and 320 x 480 pixels resolution. Unfortunatelly, the Tipo smartphone lacks lacks autofocus and an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment.
In term of sise, Sony Xperia Tipo measures 103 x 57 x 13 mm with weighs only at 99.4g, so you can easily slip it into your pocket and the 1500mAh battery provides up to 30 hrs for Musicl istening time and Video playback time Up to 3 hrs. Other specifications are 3.5mm audio jack, microSD card slot, Speakerphone with xLoud™ Experience, GPS, Accelerometer, Radio (FM radio with RDS), Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP) wireless technology and WiFi for wireless internet connections with support Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality. It works on GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz and UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz.
Other features are Facebook integration, YouTube (upload), Twitter, TrackID™ music recognition application, Sony Entertainment Network and Google Mobile Service support, including Google Voice™ Search, Google™ search, GMail, Google Maps™ for mobile with Street View and Latitude™ and download more than 450.000 applications on Google Play. However,no word on pricing at this moment, but we expected Sony Xperia Tipo and Sony Tipo Dual smartphone will be have lower price than Sony Xperia Miro. If you interested, both of them will be relese in Classic black, Classic white, Deep red and Navy blue colors and will be available in Q3 of this year. thanks